"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Why a Blog?

Now that I have been blogging for the lengthy duration of three weeks, the most common question is WHY?

The intent is to connect with people, whether they are employees, physicians, patients, community members, donors, friends, colleagues or young healthcare professionals.  The list is lengthy.  I am surprised by the people who stop me to tell me that they are reading my Blog.  Because I am so new at this, my first reaction is WHY.  But, that is the intent:  to reach, to connect and to share. 

I want to engage people in what is important to WMHS, to healthcare and to a leader.  There is so much to tell people about:  the great things that we are doing at WMHS, the successes of individuals, health care in Maryland, the challenges of health care reform, our impact on people's lives, the role of community health and wellness, collaboration with other hospitals to enhance the delivery of care in our communities, and the list goes on.

The bottom line is that I really enjoy blogging and the ability to connect with people in a very different way.

1 comment:

  1. Even though I have no direct affiliation with WMHS, I am benefitting from your blog and appreciate you taking time to produce it. I served as a hospital trustee and it opened up the fascinating world of healthcare to me and I continue to enjoy learning more about it, especially from the perspective of an executive who must drive significant change through an organization.